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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

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“The cathedral in Como is undoubtedly the most impressive building in the city and is renowned for its beautiful architecture. This church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and was constructed in the 14th century. It features a Gothic design and was not wholly completed until the 18th century. The front façade features a plethora of ornate stone work, stone statues and is topped with a series of small decorative towers. The interior is lavishly decorated and one of the main features is the central dome – this is covered with gold artwork and some simply beautiful decoration. Furthermore, the interior is vast and the various arches, columns and naves are all striking. When visiting Como, a visit must be given to this magnificent structure.”
  • 29 locals recommend
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“ Among the sacred buildings stands out the famous Piona Abbey (Abbazia di Piona), commissioned by Vescovo (Bishop) Agrippino, dating back to the 7th century. Entering into the abbey you can visit, the Church, the Cloister and the Chapter House. Inside of the building that houses the products of the Piona monks, we can find medicinal herbs, honey and the famous liquors wisely distilled according to the most ancient traditions, all natural products made by the hard-working monks.”
  • 21 locals recommend
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“Especially in a sunny day this little square is a pearl of beauty with its Romanic-Baroque church. You can seat at Aida bar’s tables drinking an exquisite cappuccino in front of the façade.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“The Basilica of Saint Addondio is located a little out of the city centre, but it is a majestic church that is worthy of a visit. The original church was created in the 11th century and the current Romanesque church was created over it by the Benedictines. The front of the church is quite plain and features simple stonework and a huge main doorway. Alternatively, the interior features a set of huge stone columns and an ornately decorated main altar. The altar has a beautiful series of coloured frescos depicting various religious figures and a gorgeous blue and gold decorative ceiling. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A wonderful walk, a spiritual ascent to a spot with a wonderful view to enjoy and a lot of sacred art to contemplate”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Small church dating back to the 17th century, consecrated in 1949 by Pope Pius XII to Mother Mary, patron of cyclists. Inside the sanctuary and in the adjacent Cycling Museum you can find the racing bicycles used by the most important cyclists in Italian and world history. The sanctuary can be easily reached by car following the panoramic road that climbs from Bellagio towards Magreglio (about 11 km).”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“I’m partisan but Como Cathedral (1396-1744) is stunning! It’s at the same time simple and majestic and it gives me an idea of purity and sober elegance. Located in downtown heart, easy to reach by walk. Unmissable. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“La chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli a Lugano, sulla passeggiata in riva al lago, custodisce un capolavoro del primo Rinascimento.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful Gothic church with an ancient organ; beautiful, not to be missed.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“La cattedrale di San Lorenzo è il principale luogo di culto cattolico di Lugano, situato nel quartiere di Lugano Centro e sede vescovile della diocesi omonima. Di origine altomedievale, è stata ricostruita nel corso del XV secolo. Ha ricevuto il titolo di cattedrale nel 1888 e dal 1971 è sede vescovile.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“La piccola chiesetta di Santo Stefano a Pedrinate è situata sul colle ed è immersa nel verde. É raggiungibile a piedi, con una bella passeggiata, in 15 minuti dal centro del paese. Si godrà di una bella vista sulla regione del Mendrisiotto e in lontananza in giornate serene vedere la catena montuosa delle alpi.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Church dates back to at least 1161 and its frescoes and interior was renovated in 2010-2012.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Church dating back to the 11th Century with famous Stations of the Cross paintings.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“The hike, or more appropriately walk, to San Martino is relatively short at about 45 minutes up from Griante, or about 1 hour up from the shore of Lake Como. The views of Lake Como here are the best of anywhere on the Lake.”
  • 2 locals recommend